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Ade Safe After Togo Team Bus Attacked

A shocking terrorist attack on the Togo team bus in Angola in the run up to the African Nations Cup has left a number of players wounded. Emmanuel Adebayor is unhurt...

Gunmen opened fire on the Togo team with machine guns in the Angolan territory of Cabinda where rebels have been fighting for independence after the bus crossed from the Republic of Congo.

The bus driver was killed in the attack which lasted for 20 minutes with the players hiding under their seats as best they could.

A terrible incident and our best wishes are with the City striker and his team mates at this time.

VMC Video Link: Ade Speaks To The BBC

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 8 2010

Time: 6:10PM

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Thoughts are with those family, friends and the injured..
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08/01/2010 18:17:00

Good to see he's ok.
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08/01/2010 19:11:00

I just don't know what these people hope to gain through this violence.
Buzz Lightyear
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08/01/2010 19:32:00

when the ACN was announced a lot of player's were sceptical as to why Angola was chosen to host it, as they were scared something was going to happen, the authorities have to have a long hard look at why this TRAGEDY happened, even cancel the whole tournament.... best wishes to the injured and my condolences to the family of the murdered driver..... totally unnesessary and tragic loss...
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08/01/2010 20:07:00

What a horrible thing to happen. My thoughts with the family of the bus driver and thankful that nobody else was killed .... and yes, that means Ade too. We gooners may think he's not a very nice chap, but that doesn't mean I'd want to see him harmed.
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08/01/2010 20:15:00

I personally find it amazing that they travelled by coach. Even if the togo FA didnt have money, surely between the players they would pay to fly. The fact that tournament is behind held in one of the most dangerous countries in the world is a joke. I hope everyone is ok and that the tournament is violence free.
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08/01/2010 20:39:00

Yeah, Rocky7, maybe you don't want to see Adebayor harmed, but a lot of Arsenal fans do. On a lighter note, Patrick Viera has signed for City??? WTF! If i were you i would try buying players who were at their peak this side of the millenium.
Jinkin Jimmy Dimmock
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08/01/2010 21:40:00

Once a Blue
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08/01/2010 22:02:00

iceman and rocky - its good to see your comments and ive seen them on your vital site so fair play lads.
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08/01/2010 22:15:00

regarding this sickening thing - they need to cancel this tourny and get the players back to there countries and clubs because this shouldnt ever happen because its not about sport its about *****heads thinking they can do what they want and its innocent people who suffer.
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08/01/2010 22:17:00

Jinkin Jimmy Dimmock - "maybe you don't want to see Adebayor harmed, but a lot of Arsenal fans do". Well shame on them (and you if you are one of them), people were shot and someone died. Adebayor is an ordinary guy who plays football, people need to grow up and realise some things are more important than petty matters on the pitch. I dislike Ferguson, but I'd never wish he was harmed. Grow up.
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08/01/2010 22:27:00

I'm not an Arsenal fan eighthsin, i'm a Tottenham fan. I think you have got the wrong end of the stick and have misconstrued what i was saying. I was agreeing with the sentiments of Iceman and Rocky when they said they didn't want to see Adebayor harmed, but i was also making the point that there are some Arsenal fans (certainly not all) who would be happy to kick and punch Adebayor if given a chance. So they would be happy to see him harmed..... but not killed? The fact that a man was killed is tragic, but not really relevant to the point i was making.
Jinkin Jimmy Dimmock
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08/01/2010 22:53:00

No problems JJD. We're just don't trust contrite arse fans is all.
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08/01/2010 23:13:00

Well im glad to hear it JJD :) Your jibe about Viera seemed to tie in with the previous remark, glad it didnt. Time will tell (no puns about age!) if he is a good signing or not.
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09/01/2010 00:41:00

OI......charlie need to say ***** like that and to be fair to most of you fellow gooners they have been very supportive to this tragedy and ive not seen ONE gooner say that they liked what had happend yesterday - grow up because this is real life not a football match.
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09/01/2010 01:17:00

I think tradgedies such as this we all think the same and out thoughts are with those who died and are injured as a result of this inane action. Thank you for all the fans messages no matter who they support.
Buzz Lightyear
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09/01/2010 06:50:00

Video link now added where Ade speaks to the BBC. I can't see those lads playing in that tournament at this stage.
Johnny Baguette
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09/01/2010 08:36:00

Sickening, and although good to hear he and his team-mates were unhurt, they were shot at by gunmen for a sustained period. This is not Hollywood, where all ends well, this is going to effect him, probably big time. The media are also going to be asking moe questions about the safety of players and fans in SA.
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09/01/2010 09:36:00

He looked really shocked on the news and a loss of lif in any circumstances such as these is not acceptable.
Buzz Lightyear
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09/01/2010 10:25:00


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